What’s New

An afternoon of Food, Family, Fun, and Music! Orbert Davis’ Jazz and Family Festival comes to Island Park in Momence, Illinois and features:

– Orbert Davis and Friends
– Sones de México Ensemble
– The Swing Kings, and
– Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Youth Ensemble, conducted by Golden Apple winner Dr. Roosevelt Griffin

Orbert Davis' Jazz and Family Festival


When: July 13, 2019 from 1pm to 7pm
Where: Island Park, Momence IL

Orbert Davis’ Jazz and Family Festival is proudly sponsored by Orbark Productions, Cranky Mike’s, and Van Drunen Farms

2019 Annual “Think Big” Gala “The Chicago River” Album Release Celebration

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What: evening of music and celebration to raise funds for Chicago Jazz Philharmonic’s performance and education programs. Guests will be treated to an exclusive “director’s cut” style listening (and viewing) session of excerpts from our newly released album “The Chicago River”, an Orbert Davis orchestral composition inspired by photographs from The Lost Panorama documenting the historic reversal of our city’s waterway.

When: May 16, 2019 at The River Roast (315 N. LaSalle St., Chicago)

Who: CJP donors, fans, friends of Host Committee members, corporate executives, and members of Chicago’s philanthropic and arts community

 7:00 PM

Departures of downtown Water Taxis to River Roast dock
Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
Seated Dinner and Program
“The Chicago River” hi‐definition listening and viewing experience, with commentary from Orbert Davis (composer) and Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, co‐authors of the book The Lost Panorama

Presentation of “Think Big” Founder’s Award to:

Ted and Susan Oppenheimer

Inaugural “Jazz Alive” Educator’s Award to:

Valerie Nicholson, Professor of Music, Prairie State College

Tickets and Tables:

Tables of ten (10) are $2,500 ‐ $20,000 Individual Tickets are $250

Contact: Birdie Soti, Executive Director
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic ‐ 1111 N. Wells Street, Suite 501, Chicago, IL 60610 Tel. (312) 573‐8932, x. 936 Email. birdie.soti@chijazzphil.org

Paradise Blue

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Music composed by Orbert Davis for TimeLine Theatre Company, Chicago IL (PJ Powers, Artistic Director; Elizabeth K. Auman, Managing Director) and its 2017 production of Paradise Blue written by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Ron OJ Parson, and supported in part by The Chicago Community Trust. Music performed by Orbert Davis and members of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, featuring Rajiv Halim Orozco.